Codeshares and international connections have made LAX
one of the most difficult airports to connect at.
Commuter-wise, United Express, American Eagle, and Horizon are the major players. That would be fine if it were a matter of connections to those airlines, but SAN
for example might involve SAN
on United Express, arriving at T8
, and then having to make your way to LH
in the TBIT. Not really a short walk, nor a really well-marked walk. The buses are there, but as stated, they're not well marked, and the chaos of ever moving/ever pulling over/ever merging traffic tests the patience of the most seasoned drivers!!
One of the logistics problems at LAX
involves the frequent evacuation of terminals for a myriad of reasons. If the terminals were connected by a train (located beyond security), all of the terminals would need to be evacuated. At least this is the reasoning that has been stated.
Bottom line - people complain (and rightfully so), but nothing will ever be done. The $$$$ isn't there, people aren't willing to pay an extra $5 per ticket to pay for it, the logistics prohibit it, and knowing SoCal, NIMBY's would claim that a MAGLEV train pollutes the environment, creates noise, will violate the agreement to limit passenger numbers, and damages the health of children living nearby..."won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?"
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